Assistantships

Assistantships are available and are the primary way students fund their graduate education. The responsibilities of the three types of graduate assistantships differ. 

TA. A teaching assistantship provides teaching support for classes within the Department of Kinesiology and works under the supervision of one or more faculty members.

RA. A research assistantship provides research support for a laboratory within the Department of Kinesiology and works under the supervision of one of more faculty members.

GA. A graduate assistantship provides support for a service area within Iowa State University. Examples of GAs are working for the Exercise Clinic or Recreational Services.

Stipend. An assistantship provides a monthly stipend and includes a scholarship that covers ½ in-state tuition for M.S. students and full tuition for Ph.D. students. A graduate student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to hold an assistantship and to receive a tuition scholarship. A full assistantship is roughly equivalent to 20 hours of work per week.